Suggested itineraries in October

Whale watching along the Garden Route, basking on the soft sands of a deserted beach on the Bazaruto Archipelago or climbing the highest freestanding dune in Namibia – October is an excellent all-rounder month. For the safari enthusiast, sparse vegetation makes outstanding game viewing across the board although in Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Zambia and Mmpulanga be prepared for the heat! October can very hot with temperatures regularly reaching over 100 degrees during the day. There are plenty of plunge pools to cool off in during the heat of the day and many of the lodges have managed to get air-conditioning in the tents! For the wine-lover and beach-lover, South Africa and Mozambique are not as hot as their northern counterparts and October is a very pretty month in both.

Classic South Africa: A Wildlife & Wine Lovers' Tour

Mount Nelson Cape Town South Africa 5

15 days from £5,550

If you want to soak up the most spectacular stretch of South Africa’s coastline and spot the Big Five in...

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Best-of-the-Best South Africa: A Short but Exquisite Tour

South Africa Singita Sweni Lodge Kruger 2

10 days from £7,475

Being short on time doesn't mean you have to miss out on the best of the best. This itinerary showcases...

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South Africa in Style: Cape, Kalahari & Safari

South Africa Tswalu Kalahari South Africa 29

15 days from £7,975

When you visualise South Africa, do you dream of epic star-filled skies, charming colonial heritage and unparalleled game spotting –...

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Starlit South Africa: The Dream Luxury Honeymoon

Dulini River Lodge Kruger South Africa 4

15 days from £5,155

Your honeymoon: where memories that last a lifetime are made and the trip that has to be nothing short of...

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South Africa with the Kids: A Zero Jet Lag Family Holiday

Grootbos Hermanus South Africa 46

13 days from £3,870

Exploring the world through children’s eyes can be a magical experience and South Africa is an absolutely fantastic family holiday...

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Gourmet South Africa: Cape, Winelands and Garden Route

The Dostdy Eastern Cape South Africa 10

16 days from £4,100

One of the best ways to get to know South Africa is by sampling its local specialities and remarkable wines...

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Self-drive South Africa: Luxury Lodgings, Stunning Coastlines & An Epic Road Trip

South Africa Self Drive South Africa 2 3

12 days from £2,105

Experience all the romance and adventure of an epic road trip, whilst staying in the lap of luxury as you...

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A Classic Botswana Circuit – Wildlife, Waterways and Great Value at Moremi, Okavango & Chobe

Botswana Camp Okavango Moremi Game Reserve 59

9 days from £3,851

Looking for an African wildlife adventure that won’t break the bank? Pack those khakis and binoculars and head off on...

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A Grand Safari Migration – Follow in the Footsteps of Botswana’s Giants

Machaba Camp Moremi Botswana 72

11 days from £6,180

This epic safari will transport you from the mighty Chobe River to the magical waterways of the Okavango and end...

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Safari in Style – A Chic, Cut Crystal Botswana Safari

Duba Plains Camp Okavango Delta Botswana 100

9 days from £9,033

Imagine sipping an ice-cold G & T in your plunge pool whilst watching a breeding herd of elephant splashing and...

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A Luxurious Family Holiday to Botswana – Let the Kids’ Safari Dreams Come True

Machaba Camp Moremi Botswana 3

12 days from £5,129

A safari with kids can seem daunting but in Botswana, careful thought and planning has gone into making sure that...

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Tracking Off-the-beaten-track in Botswana – A Safari of Discovery

Selindaadventuretrail Safari Experience Greatplainsconservation 42

13 days from £6,954

Walking with the Kalahari Bushmen, floating on a viewing hide watching the great African Zebra migration and canoeing or walking...

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The Perfect Botswana Honeymoon – Champagne, Waterlilies and a huge dollop of Romance

Botswana Chobe Game Lodge Chobe National Park Botswana 122

11 days from £6,436

The Okavango evokes images of still waters, waterlilies with a back drop of elephant and ridiculously beautiful sunsets – a...

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Namibia Express: Sossusvlei, Damaraland and Etosha

Namibia Sossusvlei Dunes Oryx

8 days from £6,320

This compact Namibia journey manages to pack the hotspots of Sossusvlei, Damaraland and Etosha into just 7 nights, capturing the...

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Namibia: Dunes, Wildlife, Coastlines – the Works!

Camp Kipwe 10 Damaraland Namibia

14 days from £6,274

This sweeping tour of Namibia leaves no stone unturned. From climbing the heady heights of Dune 45 at Sossusvlei to...

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Starry-Eyed Namibia: The Ultimate Romantic Getaway

Wolwedans Dune Lodge Sossusvlei Namibia 23

13 days from £6,250

Enjoy a great big dreamy dollop of romance with this 13-day exclusively guided holiday. With its divine landscapes, luxurious lodgings...

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Namibia with the kids in tow 

Okonjima Bush Suite Damaraland Namibia 5

12 days from £4,640

Travelling with the kids can often feel like a daunting task! With two kids of her own, our Africa specialist Kate...

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Namibia in Style: A heady mix of safari, dunes and culture

Wolwedans Dune Lodge Sossusvlei Namibia 2

13 days from £7,574

This Grand and wholly indulgent tour is crafted to showcase Namibia’s finest lodgings in the most remote and eye-wateringly beautiful...

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An Offbeat Namibian Adventure – An Explorer’s Dream

Tok Tokkie Trails Sossusvlei Namibia8

14 days from £4,964

Ever dreamt of climbing the world’s highest free-standing dunes, trekking across the moonlike Namib Desert or tracking the rare and...

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Chill-Out on the Magical Island of Benguerra, Mozambique

Azura Benguerra Bazaruto Mozambique13

9 days from £2,816

This romantic and idyllic beach holiday works perfectly in combination with a safari or on its own for those wanting...

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Beach-Chic Medley – Best-of-the-Best Mozambique at Santorini & Benguerra

The Santorini Vilanculos Mozambique205

9 days from £4,342

This super stylish Mozambique beach holiday combines the beautiful Santorini Mozambbique and Azura Benguerra. The holiday begins with an international...

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Cultural Mozambique – A Historical Journey to Ilha De Mozambique in the Footsteps of Vasca De Gama

Coral Lodge Nampula Mozambique46

9 days from £1,801

This fascinating holiday takes you on a journey into the historical world heritage site of Ilha de Mozambique in the...

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Sublime Island-Hopping in the Quirimbas Archipelago, Northern Mozambique: Ibo Island Lodge & Azura Quilalea

Ibo Island Lodge Cabo Delgado Mozambique26

9 days from £4,573

This exotic island-hopping experience is, in our view, the ultimate way to experience Mozambique’s pristine and unspoilt Quirimbas Archipelago in...

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A blockbuster journey through Southern Africa’s sizzling hotspots – Cape Town, Okavango Delta and Victoria Falls

Victoria Falls Hotel Victoria Falls Zimbabwe18

15 days from £5,857 (including all international flights)

Ever dreamt of climbing Table Mountain or gliding through the Okavango on a mekoro or drinking Earl Grey tea overlooking...

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Sand, Sea, Waterfalls & Wildlife – An epic 18-day holiday to South Africa, Botswana, Zambia and Mozambique

Tongabezi Lodge Victoria Falls Zambia52

18 days from £10,244 (including all international flights)

If you have time on your hands and are seeking an unforgettable African adventure which leaves no stone unturned, look...

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Whales, Dunes, Shipwrecks & Wildlife – From Namibia’s Bush, Desert & Skeleton Coast to South Africa’s Garden Route & Cape Town

Namibia Hoanib Skeleton Coast Skeleton Coast Namibia 6

15 days from £10,241 (including international flights)

Take a spectacular coastal expedition beginning in Namibia at the greatest dunes on Earth in Sossusvlei and ending along the...

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An African Extravaganza – A 24-day luxury tour of Namibia, South Africa, Botswana, Zimbabwe and Mozambique

Matetsi River Lodge Victoria Falls Zimbabwe27

24 days from £13,385 (including international flights)

This once-in-a-lifetime holiday is a celebration of Africa’s most prized hotspots. A sweeping journey from the highest dunes in Africa...

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